push of E85 to BMW's
with TOTAL, it sometimes gets hard figuring which automaker is working with which oil company (aka 'fuel provider') to develop future alternative fuel
/energy sources. Help comes from trade association Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers
which provided the following major match-ups:
- BMW and the University of California, Irvine are building a liquid hydrogen station.
- Ford and VeraSun Energy are converting 40 gas pumps in Illinois and Missouri to E-85.
- DaimlerChrysler and biodiesel producer Peter Cremer North America are working increase public awareness of the alternative fuel.
- General Motors is working with Meijer and CleanFUEL USA to add 20 new E-85 fueling sites in the Michigan.
- Toyota is working with ExxonMobil on new fuels, combustion systems, and future energy sources while allied with Shell and Air Products to develop hydrogen-powered systems.
- Volkswagen, Shell, and Iogen Corporation are looking to develop ethanol from alternative sources such as straw.
[Source: Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers via PR Newswire]